Funeral service for Mr. Jimmy Baxter Wise Sr., 77, will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 4, 2015, at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel, Springhill, with Bro. Mike Wilkes officiating and Bro. James Hill assisting. Interment will follow in Union Springs Cemetery, Shongaloo, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m., Friday, April 3, 2015, at the funeral home.
Mr. Wise, a resident of Plain Dealing and a former resident of Cotton Valley, was born Sept. 2, 1937, to Kirk Martin and Inez King Wise in Shongaloo and passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Shreveport.
He was a member of Plain Dealing Baptist Church, retired from Calumet Oil Refinery, Princeton, after 42 years of service and was a member of Sons of Confederate Veterans. He loved hunting, fishing, and being around his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife, Joy Smith Wise; daughter, Jackie W. Ladatto and husband, Donnie of Baker; two sons, Jimmy B. Wise and wife, Lisa of West Columbia, Texas and Jeffrey Wise and wife, Renea of Cotton Valley; six grandchildren, Kirk Wise, Kris Wise and wife, Olivia, Jonathan Ladatto and wife, Lisa, Jessica Gross and husband, Jonathan, Jimmy Blake Wise and Jesse Wise; four great-grandchildren, Samuel Hunter Wise, Courtney Faith Gross, Riley Hope Gross and Gavin Wise; two sisters, Rita Vann of Rome, Georgia and Pat Mason of Edmond, Oklahoma; and a host of other family and friends.
Mr. Wise was preceded in death by his parents and wife and the mother of his children, Ruby Bounds Wise.
Pallbearers will be Donnie Ladatto, Jr., Allan Rhodes, Robert Bounds, Jr., Tony Howard, Roger Pittman, and Kevin Miles. Honorary pallbearers will be Jonathan Kirk Ladatto, Jesse Wise, Blake Wise, Kristopher Wise and Alan Kirk Wise.
The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to Dr. Royal Becker and staff of Willis Knighton Bossier for their compassionate care.
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